What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? Peabody Award-winning host and creator of the popular radio show and podcast On Being and New York Times best-selling author Krista Tippett (Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living) curates an evening of stories that explore the big questions and delve into the mysteries of human existence.
Featuring readings by Ellen Burstyn, James Naughton, poet Tracy K. Smith, and more.
On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers - each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.
Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.
Premium tickets are available and include a $50 tax-deductible donation to Symphony Space.
Actors subject to change.